What all has gone wrong with your wedding so far?

Okay...so hopefully I'm not the only one that has been having some unfortunate things happen with the planning of their wedding. So far all that hasn't gone quite right:


I wrote down the wrong directions on the direction cards for the wedding invitations (screwed up North and South)


Bridesmaid complained about dress being too big (mind you it was her measurements she sent me that I went off of)


1 Flower girl isn't coming (we still have 1)


One of our readers declined coming to our wedding (via his response card...and not a phone call)


They double booked the church where we were having my shower this Saturday...now trying to figure out where to have it


1 bridesmaid not making this shower or the bachlorette party (but it's also understandable with the cost of everything)


 


But hey...we still have the church and the reception site. And as long as there's a priest....we'll be getting married in 34 days. I can't believe the time has flown soo quickly.

Posted on August 10, 2008 at 12:55 pm
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You have the right attitude Sorrill....all that matters is that you, FI and the priest are there.  I know it's frustrating, but there's no such thing as the "perfect" wedding.  I had to change my reception site about 3 weeks ago and our date is 10/11!  Other than that (knocking on wood) I have not had any major issues.  I DO however agree to the fact that your reader should have contacted you by phone prior to sending back the response card. Good luck and I hope everything else runs smoothly.

Posted on August 10, 2008 at 2:12 pm
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Wow...I am sorry.  Usually things happen to me like that so I can totally relate.  But keep the positive attitude and your day will turn out beautiful.  I am a believer that things happen for a reason.  Keep your eyes on the prize....your husband!  lol

Posted on August 10, 2008 at 9:49 pm
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...oh but so far, and we are just starting with the nitty gritty...


1. My MOH backed out


2. Our invitations were not ready on the 4 different days they were promised


3. My uncle has a serious illness and will not be able to sing at our ceremony


4. They sold out of the candelabras for our centerpieces and we had to scrap that idea and head back to the drawing board


5. There was a marathon the day of our E-pics and we were an hour and a half late, stressed and screaming at each other.  Man that sucked.


but I just let it roll off my back, you can't force people to do what you want, you can't heal the sick but you will be left with those who care for you the most standing by your side.

Posted on August 10, 2008 at 9:55 pm
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Wow....I'm sorry to hear some of the other misfortunate things.

Posted on August 11, 2008 at 2:39 am
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Oh man this is going to be a long post!


1) FI and I were planning about 220 to come, but we went to a baptism for the newest baby in my large family and now we think its going to be more like 400! With all people we know!


2) For many reasons we are not having alcohol at the reception, only the afterparty.


3) We are way over budget :(


4) My parents are really iritating me!


5) I might end up having like 20 junior BMs because I have a lot of really close cousins, about 7 of them are all 15yo (my family has babies in groups) I grew up with them and want them to have some part of teh wedding.


6) There probably wont be enough places for my family to stay at the location we are having the wedding at.


7) The food is becoming a big issue because I think we will need way more than I have planned (seeing my family eat this weekend)


 

Posted on August 11, 2008 at 4:39 am
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um, as long as i dont or fh doesnt get in a life-altering car accident or die - we can count our blessings and just take each "problem" that comes our way witht he same lax attitude we take with life... we're in the "make lemonade" frame of thought:


- we've taken having to reschedule our huge wedding into eloping then still having the larger celebration one year later


- i've severed a decades-long friendship (my moh) and she and her kids are no longer in my bridal party - but for mental clarity and more importantly, for the sake of my marriage - some relationships are not worth keeping and should/must be let go of


- money is just money - fighting over it and about it is a real true exercise in communication and dealing with our different saving/spending styles BEFORE we get married and finding a middle ground and something that works for the both of us


- money is just money #2 - once we got over the original sticker shock - we sat down and decided what we were willing to give up and more importantly, what we were NOT willing to sacrifice to save the $$$ to make this shindig happen


- eloping is for us; our larger celebration is for everyone else

Posted on August 11, 2008 at 5:01 am
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My dog stole my FIs wedding band and I had to find it in the backyard!
My dress was ordered wrong and they had to order a whole new one!
One of my BMs stood me up for the millionth time and she is no longer in my wedding because she is always taking advantage of me!
My Bridesmaids are lazy, they haven't planned anything for my shower or even ordered their shoes yet, I feel like I'm inconviencing them to come to my shower, rehearsal dinner, batchelorette party... etc.
Posted on August 11, 2008 at 9:45 am
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1.  my moh is not very supportive..so i decided not to have a bachelorette or bridal shower..also have to pay for the BM dresses and MOH makeup and hair--which is fine..i just didn't plan for it  2.  i didn't like my TWO trials with the MUA i contracted for based off of reviews, but optimistic that day of will be good  3.  our daytime wedding is not really saving us any money..we have to book a separate photographer for our tea ceremony a week prior to actual wedding  4.  ritz carlton won't let us take photos on their grounds even though we'll be guests there  5.  father and brother got laid off..so we feel alot of guilt having a wedding this year  6.  did not reach 95 lb goal on time for dress fitting last friday  7.  parents were really disappointed that they won't get a typical 10 course chinese/vietnamese banquet, but my FH hates those types of weddings  8.  we aren't crazy about all of our vendors..some of them make us feel like we are working for them rather than them working for us..i don't know how that happens???


but overall i'm generally still pretty excited about the wedding..alot happens over 9 months of planning..we really just can't wait to be married at this point.

Posted on August 11, 2008 at 10:24 am
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It went from a court wed to a church wed!


      I'm happy about that change. Now we can share our day with everyone we love.


Our date was changed 3, no 4 times!


       We had to schedule it around when FI's grandma would be visiting in late Sept. AND around my     


       time of the month!


I only had about 5 months to plan everything!


       I think I've done a great job so far (pat on my back!).


My necklace I ordered online was a disaster.


      But I went shopping w/ my cousin/BM and found the perfect one! I'll return the 1st one.


I was so stressed about the candy for the candy buffet.


      My FI and I agreed on tossing the CB idea and we decided to put the money towards flowers.


      I had to return all the jars and ribbon , but I had an extra 100 dollars in my pocket!


My FG and 2 year old niece fractured her knee going down a huge slde at the park.


       I'm still having her in the wedding even if we have to wheel her down the aisle in awagon.


       The doc said she'll be ok in 7 weeks. Poor baby!


The shoes I wanted were the last pair in stock. Even in the warehouse and the ones the store had in my size were dirty!


      So I bought them for 17.00 and brought them to a cleaner and paid 8 dollars! Now they are


      good as new, so pretty and most important very comfortable!


  I've had a few other things go wrong but nothing to completely freak out about , yet. I dont wanna jinx myself! This wedding is a handful some days and some days so much fun planning! I just can't wait for the big day!

Posted on August 11, 2008 at 11:10 am
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1. FI added in an extra BM/GM that he thought were going to be OOT, but a month before the wedding- Then we found out that the company doesn't sell the dress anymore. Found someone in Washington who would sell it, but it would get to us the week of the wedding. We took it since we didn't have another option.


2. BM dress seller said that her BM was altering the dress, wouldn't fit my BM anymore so we had to search again, this time 2 1/2 weeks before the wedding. Finally found one on ebay- I have yet to see it so keep fingers crossed!


3. I went to get my dress and try it on at the store one last time. The girl was 1/2 hour late opening the store so I missed my second WR appt, and then lied about being late (somwhow she missed me knocking, calling, standing at the glass door when she unlocked it if she was on time) and gave me the worst attitude- "I have things to get done, you know" I told her off and took my dress home and she called to apologize but I told her she should have done that to begin with. Tried the dress on at home instead and started to cry b/c the shoulders were too tight- Ive been working out but Ive built some muscle in my arms. MOH calmed me down and we decided to just make it strapless.


4. Took it back to the store (shouldn't have) and the girl was all apologetic about her behavior and said the alteration could be done the same day. I told her I'd come back at 5 and she said "ok perfect, just call me if you need to extend it and I'll absolutely stay". She stopped answering the phones 15 minutes before closing time and wasn't there when we got there at 5 as agreed. No clue when she left, but she didn't even bother to call, and she has both numbers. Now I have to go back on Tuesday and take time off work since their hours are odd. I hope she isn't there.


4. Mom & Dad seperated since I started planning and its awkward.


5. BM decided to move to Az and is acting funny. Im hoping she doesnt bail, she already said shes not coming to the RD. 


6. Venue "forgot" to mention that they don't allow candles. Not a big deal if I hadn't already put together centerpieces WITH candles. We ended up shelling out $60 extra bucks for the little Floralyte things.

Posted on August 11, 2008 at 12:20 pm
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Oh Jane I am sorry to hear about your mom & dad.  I really haven't had any "disasters" yet other than having to reschedule where I was having my reception, but that went smoothly.  And thank the dear lord....I do NOT have to worry about that time of the month.  As I said in a previous post, I do feel for you girls who have people in your wedding parties that just basically ignore you and can't be bothered.  My MOH is a dream and I am so happy to have her. Now keep your fingers crossed that I just didn't jinx myself haha

Posted on August 11, 2008 at 1:05 pm
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Oh that's right, thanks for reminding me...


7. Birth control was thickening my blood (blood clot risk) and I had to stop after 3 months at the beginning of the year (I had started it exactly for this reason...) At the moment, the last 3 months have fallen right at MY TIME and it looks like this month is following suit- just in time for the wedding and/or the honeymoon. So pissed. Maybe I can get stressed out enough that it holds off like it did during finals week... grr. I just hope I don't get mad cramps like I usually do


thanks for the sympathies about mom & dad. We all knew it would happen, I just thought it would have happened sooner

Posted on August 11, 2008 at 1:10 pm

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